The Ten Commandments are no longer a ladder by which we climb to God's grace. Christ has fulfilled the law for us. If we live God's laws out of gratitude instead of out of obligation, it changes our whole attitude toward God's law. We can delight in the Ten Commandments because of Christ's resurrection.
One of the joys of being a Christian is that you believe deep down that death isn't the worst thing. Not living your life: that's the worst thing! --so let's see--how are you living yours today and every day??
There are many ways to share the hope that is in us. Considering the vast diversity of God’s creation, it should not surprise us that God is using multiple mediums to proclaim the Good News and offer encounters with Jesus Christ. This diversity is a blessing, a gift from God.
Our first impression was that St. James was a beautiful, old church. Not like the churches we saw in England, very old and very formal. We soon realized that the people of St. James are very modern, friendly and outgoing. We have been welcomed at every church function that we have attended.
We love the services and we especially loved the Christmas program. We try to get to the Wednesday Healing Services. We have talked about it being like the ancient worship services; a small group of people in a small room that is hidden, gathered to praise God.
We thank you Father Fred and the congregation for being so welcoming and so supportive.